Pros Carl Zeiss Lens, 5x, Stability Control, Fast startup, Features heavy including multi Face recognition
Cons Just get use to how the different modes (shooting scenes) changes the menu settings available
Summary I gave a lot of weight to purchasing one of the Canon SD lines of cameras. Unfortunately, none of them had all the features I wanted. The DSC-T100 does have all these features and several originally not considered that cannot be underestimated. Firstly, for any compact/ultracompact camera, image stability control is a must. Secondly, the larger 3 inch screen is worth the loss of a view-finder no matter what the CNET review says. The LCD screen is fast, easy to view in sun, and large; so a view finder is not necessary. Sensitivity modes are great. Battery life was better than previous camera, though charge time is 3 hrs. The Carl Zeiss lens provides an undistorted picture with no fringe effects, and the super HAD CCD can easily offer high sensitivity that pairs well with the lens. This camera teaches you the importance of a 5x as opposed to a 3x zoom, which in turn underscores the great image stability control. I did have one moment of head scratching frustration. Sony offers multiple different modes under the home button, ie auto adjustment, program auto, scene selection. They call them shooting scenes. These scenes when selected change the options available under the menu button, such as sensitivity, face recognition, flash, etc. Once you realize this, however, you begin to appreciate the different modes and how they offer quick changes without manually modifying every menu option. The interface is great for this camera. I understand CNET's criticism of the buttons, but if they were any larger you wouldn't have a place to put your thumb or finger to stabilize the camera without accidentally pressing a button. Finally, buy the camera for the start up, image capture, and repeated capture times. Just flip the brushed metal cover down and the camera is up before you can point it.
Pros Nice colors and flip down guard for lens
Cons everyshot in excellent lighting conditions is soft on the subject
Summary Face detection is a big joke. I can't believe sony is selling this camera and claiming the excellant focus when it doesn't work properly. I am taking it back and buying something more resonable for this type of point and shoot.
I have used 100 cameras that focus better. Sony t100 sucks for focusing. I am upset because all of my daughter prom pictures are soft. You can't tell in the playback of the camera but when youblow them up it is not focused on the subjects.
Nice try sony but you definately have a problem with this camera. Caller the sony store and I am not the only one complaining
"Good Lord!"on by erwintjoe
Cons None that I can think of so far
Summary The T100 would be my third P&S camera from Sony, and for the past 2 weeks it has performed well above my expectations compared to my past models (DSC-P7 & DSC-T1). I am a House Music DJ in Los Angeles so my camera is always in use and on the road. The slim form factor is a definate must for all clubbers alike. It fits comfortably in my back pocket and is always a thrill to whip it out and get those "OOO's & AAH's" from everyone. Day or night, the 8.1 mp sensor really shines for those up close and personal shots. The 3 inch display is absolutley astounding! Clear and crisp enough so the ladies can review the shots i took. I have not played around with the editing tools built in so I will get back to you guys, but looking forward to playing around with their optional Wide Angle lens conversion kit they got. That's all for now. Hope this helps you all!
Pros Super fast start up and anti shake features !
Cons Lack of features and very grainy prints
Summary This is a great camera for the beginner who wants to impress his friends at a party. It starts up in a second and it takes great shots with super speed. The T-100 offers a lot of bells and whistles like 8.0 megapixel, super double steady shot, 3"LCD, a powerful flash, ISO up to 3200 and lots of other cool toys that take too long to mention. However after impressing everybody you can develop your prints and find out that the pictures are not so great. Prints from this camera are grainy, with a lot of noise and they lack color. Just like every other cybershot super fan , I sold my older model T-9 and upgraded to the T-100. What a mistake! Once I received the camera I took as many pictures as I could in every type of environment and even went as to compare its pictures to pictures taken with my old Canon S80. I was shocked with the results ! I compared the pictures side by side and found that the Canon S80 put the Sony T-100 to shame. The Canon pictures where very well focused with great color. As for the T-100 Sony pictures, they where lacking some color, sharpness and worst of all the pictures looked liked someone had blown sand on them "Grainy" .
So in conclusion I would not advise anyone to purchase this camera unless you dot plan to print pictures larger than a 4 X 6
As for myself, I have already returned the T-100 to Sony for a refund and I am back on the market searching for another t-9 or something that performs like it.
Pros Design. 3" LCD. 5x Optical zoom.
Cons Very expensive. Proprietary memory, Crunchy photos.
Summary So, I wonder if this review will even make it to Cnet or for how long before it is taken down. This camera is a big disappointment. There is so much hype out there, especially about the high ISO. I am an experienced photographer and I just can't believe how bad this is. I think that Cnet and all these sites either on Sony payroll or they just fell in love with the design, 3" LCD and 5x optical zoom. I know that I did. I've had it for a week and I'm counting down the days (14) that I have before I must return it. Calculating in the 15% restocking fee!! This cam just doesn't measure up and it's so cool that I can't hardly give it up. But I'm going to return it. There is noise starting at ISO200. I have some shots at ISO100 that look like crap. I measured against an older Canon and it was better. My brother's Casio Zs700 (or something like that) is supposed to be an avg camera and its photos were better!! Outside shots are great. Color is rich. Zoom is nice. Shutter lag is minimal, much better than the Casio. However, indoor shots are crap. Way too yellow. Scene adjustments don't compensate. Flash is weak. Anything without flash is very crunchy and/or grainy. Red eye is a huge problem even with red eye reduction activated. The face recognition never seems to work. I've seen it activated once and I've taken tons or portraits. Man, I want to love this camera, but the photo quality is definitely below average!! What a bummer!